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  Summer safety
Keeping safe in the sea
Safety in lakes, rivers and pools
Keeping safe on boats
Safety in the sun
Learn how to help

 
Keeping safe on boats
  • Plan your trip carefully - remember to leave your trip details with friends or family ashore. If you're then overdue there is someone to alert the Coastguard!

  • Triple check the weather, safety equipment and your boat before you set sail - make sure you have a correct lifejacket on board for each person and that each person wears the life jacket at all times.

  • Always carry spare fuel or a paddle, water and food - just in case you are caught short.

  • Sail within your limits and ability.

  • Make sure everyone on board knows how to use the boat's safety equipment.

  • Ensure you have an appropriate means of communication should the worst happen and you find you need to contact the Coastguard.
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